Aeroflot resumes fight services to Colombo from Moscow
Sun, Nov 21, 2021, 08:59 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Nov 21, Colombo: Russia’s national carrier Aeroflot Airlines recommenced its flight operations to Colombo from Moscow from today, the Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) (AASL) announced.
The first flight, (SU284) with a total number of 240 passengers arrived at 10.50 hrs at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on 21st November 2021
Aeroflot-Russian Airlines will operate 2 flights a week on every Friday and Sunday between Moscow and Colombo and it will increase the frequency up to five times a week in the near future.
Aeroflot-Russian Airlines is the oldest international airline that operated international flights to Colombo and it has been operating the Moscow-Colombo route since 1964. Aeroflot had to stop operations to Colombo in 2020 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
This route development will boost the tourism industry in Sri Lanka especially in the post-pandemic period, the AASL said.
Russia has been one of the most reliable and friendly destinations for Sri Lanka to attract tourists and for many decades Russian inbound tourism has been showing its great potential as an important source market for the development of the travel and tourism industry in Sri Lanka.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka is steadily becoming one of the emerging popular destinations for Russian tourists. Therefore, the recommencement of the Aeroflot airlines to Sri Lanka will immensely contribute to the booming aviation, travel, and tourism industry in Sri Lanka.